Pacific Northwest Retina is committed to providing you with the highest quality medical care. Because patients are ultimately responsible for the charges associated with their care, even when insurance is in place, you may find the following information helpful. We realize you have choices for your medical care and appreciate your choosing Pacific Northwest Retina.
Patient Financial Responsibilities
Payment Options – We accept cash, checks, major credit/debit cards and money orders for payment (no post-dated or third party checks). We charge a $40.00 NSF fee for any returned checks.
Delinquent Accounts – We may charge a $10.25 monthly account management fee on balances over 45 days old. We may assign an account to collections if balances are unpaid after 60 days. Patients assigned to collections may be denied additional service.
Alternative Payment Arrangements – If you are unable to pay your balance when due, please contact our business office to make alternative arrangements. Any patient with a past due amount may be denied additional service until the amount is paid or the patient is complying with an alternative payment arrangement.
Bankruptcy/Prior Bad Debt – Patients who have previously filed for bankruptcy or never satisfied their payment obligations for prior episodes of care with [Practice Name] or other Pacific Northwest Retina care centers may be required to pay for their portion of new charges at the time of service.
Charity Care – Surgery patients may qualify for charity care. Patients may request an application form.